Yeah, I’m joking. I don’t really intend to devote any of our precious space to Revolver magazine’s list of the 20 best albums of 2011. Actually, our space isn’t precious. It’s unlimited, but still.
It just happens that although I haven’t renewed my subscription to Revolver, they continue to mail me the mag, and when I got the current issue a few days ago, I peaked at the list. It’s just as terrible as I thought it would be. Not 100% awful — there are a few good albums on the list — but overall it’s painful.
Album of the Year? It’s the same title as the one that DECIBEL named Album of the Year, except instead of being Path of Totality by Tombs it’s The Path of Totality by . . . Korn. Seriously.
Coming in at No. 3? Megadeth.
Locking up the No. 4 spot? Evanescence.
Do you really, truly want to see the rest of the list? Alright then. Suit yourself.
1. Korn, The Path of Totality
2. Machine Head, Unto the Locust
3. Megadeth, Th1rt3en
4. Evanescence, Evanescence
5. Black Veil Brides, Set the World On Fire
6. A Pale Horse Named Death, And Hell Will Follow Me
7. Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
8. Anthrax, Worship Music
9. Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist
10. Asking Alexandria, Reckless and Relentless
11. Mastodon, The Hunter
12. Children of Bodom, Reckless Relentless Forever
13. Seether, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
14. Chimaira, The Age of Hell
15. The Black Dahlia Murder, Ritual
16. Staind, Staind
17. Iced Earth, Dystopia
18. Born of Osiris, The Discovery
19. Opeth, Heritage
20. August Burns Red, Leveller
I just noticed that Asking Alexandria and Children of Bodom are both reckless and relentless, except Asking Alexandria doesn’t plan to stay that way forever.